South Spur Climber's Log

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EastKing - Sep 11, 2008 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

South Spur  Sucess!

Most of glissade routes were gone but the mountain was still a lot of fun. See trip report.


Mountainjeff - Aug 25, 2008 12:32 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Perfect Weather  Sucess!

Started at 5:15 AM and summited 10 hrs later. I was with a group of 11 first time climbers and was able to teach them the basics of ice ax and crampon use. It was a great place for learning with great snow conditions. There was about a foot of new snow above Pikers peak and the summit was covered in rime ice. Arrived back at the car at 8:30 PM. It was a great day.

Rob Ricks

Rob Ricks - May 21, 2008 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2004

Nice solo hike  Sucess!

Left Cold Springs Campground at 5:15 a.m.. Made the Lunch Counter by 9:30 a.m. Felt a little tired, so I rested for 30 minutes, melted some bug-infested snow and ate some peanut butter and crackers. Launched up the South Spur and realized there was no need for crampons and ice-axe. I was getting good snow purchase as it was softening. Dropped pack at Piker's Peak and made the summit by noon. Only one on the summit at the time. Felt Great!! Tremendous glissading adventure down the Spur. Got some good wilderness navigation practice on the way back down to Trail #183.


lcarreau - Dec 12, 2007 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 1982

Summited in 1982!  Sucess!

Wasn't hot. No walled rock shelters anywhere, just camped
in the snow at Timberline. Why would anybody want to pack
overnite gear up to the Lunch Counter? Please allow three
days if at all possible. Bring goggles in case the winds
come up. The weather can change in an instant. (If you
go in early season, you can glissade halfway down the mountain.)


gimpilator - Jul 6, 2007 2:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2007

11.5 hours round trip  Sucess!

It was extremely hot today. I brought just under two gallons of water and nearly drank it all. I don't know why anyone would want to lug up all the overnight gear for this non-technical route unless they just enjoy overnight trips. Early starts are key.


idahomtnhigh - Jul 3, 2007 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Perfect Day  Sucess!

A cloudless day with almost no wind. This will be one I will be remembering for a long time.


Hotfeet - Mar 26, 2007 3:28 am

1st time!  Sucess!

A great experience on Mount Adams for the first time!


Hotfeet - Mar 26, 2007 3:27 am

A favorite place!  Sucess!

A very enjoyable trip. Memorable for the great family I was with!


Krylon - Mar 1, 2007 12:34 am

Solo  Sucess!

Best glissading in the Cascades :)


DBaker - Jan 25, 2007 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

South Spur  Sucess!

Car to car in 8 hours, practically ran back. Amazing weather.


big_g - Jun 15, 2006 3:03 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2002

Lenticular madness  Sucess!

The wind turned this otherwise tame route into a real challenge. I tried to wait it out (nearly couldn't find my tent in the dusk later because of it) but ended up plunging ahead into a lenticular cloud from Pikers Peak.


spenceinboulder - May 8, 2006 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2001

Great Route for Beginning Snow Climbers  Sucess!

From the mellow approach, to the great campsites on the shoulder, to the opportunity to kick your first steps on the South Spur Headwall, I'm not sure there's a better place to practice the basics of snow climbing.


daverobb - Apr 18, 2006 12:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2005

Climbed:South Spur  Sucess!

Car to car in 9 hours. Weather was perfect.

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